Posts Tagged ‘origins’

A Perfect World doesn't include dry skin

November 7, 2010

The winter season is slowly creeping upon us and that mean dry skin, dry lips, dry hair. Well I am not going to get in to all of them in this single post, but the most important of the three is definitely dry skin. There are a lot of creams you could buy at CVS or Rite Aid, however, not all of them smell great. I purchased “A Perfect World” from Origins last year and it’s taken me an entire year to write about it. I still use it (sparingly since it’s pretty pricey) when I get out of the shower for a fresh scent (the scent is from the White Tea, but it smells more like peach) and lasting moisture throughout the day.

It’s great for people who don’t want a heavy perfume smell, and are allergic to fragrances. Since the smell is from the organic ingredients, you really have nothing to worry about. Plus the White Tea is greatΒ  to keep your skin smooth and firm. The shea butter is great to combat dry scaly skin. Overall, a win-win situation!

Lip Balms are my friends.

June 17, 2010

Just like the title says, Lips Balms are my friends. I carry them everywhere I go and I always have one on hand because there is nothing more annoying than flaky dry lips. I’m not talking about Chapstick or probably most of those that you grab last-minute at the check-out counter. I’m talking about natural, organic lip balms that actually hydrate your lips and improve them. Below are a few of my favs, but if you have one in particular that you can’t live without, I’d love to hear what it it is!

1. Caudalie Lip Conditioner: What I like about this is that it has soothing anti-oxidents and anti-aging benefits. And since you’re lips are always out in the sun and exposed to the harsh weathers, it’s important to keep them hydrated.

2. Soothing Lip Balm by Origins: I know, I know.. it’s a little pricey at $15 a pop, but it’s well worth it. I keep this one in my bathroom and apply liberally before going to bed. I love that it has shea and cocoa butters and the texture is just a little bumpy. Plus, it always makes my lips feel wonderful!

3. Yu-Be Lip Therapy: Yu-Be is an made from an old Japanese cream formula that is moisturizing and made from glycerin and Vitamin E. What I really love about this formula is that it doesn’t contain sulfates, parabens or phtalates and is pretty affordable. For $5, you really can’t beat this quality product!

Winter Must-Haves

February 19, 2010

If your skin is anything like mine, you need FULL moisture, especially to battle these cold, winter, dry months. And if you work in an office with no fresh air, your symptoms may also be magnified. Here are some of my favorite beauty products that help to make the winter months more… bearable, I should say.

1. Caudalie’s Beauty Elixer: This fantastic serum can be used anytime (which is the best part about it!). Under makeup, over makeup, as a pick me up, nighttime relaxer. You name it! It’s a mist-serum that containes essential oils that help keep skin smooth, moisturized, and toned. Not to mention it’s refreshing cooling feel and great smell!

2. L’Occitane’s Shea Butter Hand Cream: This amazing thick moisturizer is perfect to keep your hands well hydrated. The shea butter is infused with honey, almond and coconut oil for the perfect combination. Plus this travel size is great to keep in your purse or at your desk at work.

3. Aveeno’s Intense Relief Overnight Cream: Don’t be fooled by the “overnight” part. This cream is an essential and I use it during the day as well. The colloidal oatmeal and shea butter help with any sort of itching, plus provides full moisture. I apply this right out of the shower and though it is thick, it sinks into the skin fairly quickly and leaves no oily residue.

4. Egyptian Magic: This fabulous balm is made with mostly olive oil, bee pollen, beeswax, honey, and bee propolis. Don’t worry about the slightly funny smell, the results are amazing. It’s called a cream, but looks more like a balm. You only need to apply a little bit to your hand and work it to make it warm and more “spreadable,” then apply to dry spots, cuts, face, elbows, anywhere that need some “love.” I much prefer this to Aquaphor, which I feel is sticky and greasy. Egyptian Magic is quickly absorbed into the skin for maximum relief.

5. Origins Soothing Lip Balm: This thick lip balm isn’t like others that need to be reapplied constantly. If you’re like me, my skin doesnt feel good if my lips are dry, cracked and flaky. Made with 97% organic ingredients, this lip balm has shea and cocoa butter, palm, coconut, safflower and vanilla oils. Because of it’s organic nature, it’s not as smooth going on as most lip balms, but it’s well worth it. Quite pricey for a lip balm ($15), so save this one for emergencies only!

Got an amazing product that I forgot to mention? Leave it in the comments or email me!

White Tea Infused Body Cream… MMMmmmm!

January 11, 2010

Is your skin severly dehydrated? Are you unable to find a moisturizer that will keep you skin feeling soft and smelling delicious throughout the night? Well, my friends.. I have your answer. A Perfect World, by Origins is super thick with a soft sweet peach-like smell (although its the White Tea that smells.) My skin is super sensitive and usually I can’t use fragrance, but this doesn’t bother me at all.

The best part is that if you get it at Nordstrom Rack, you can save a few bucks. So skip the Origins counter and head over the Nordstom Rack. This is one of the few Origins products that they sell.

Origins Plantidote Mega Mushroom Face Serum – Is it any good?

June 18, 2009

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I am one of the millions of people who suffer from eczema. It’s not too bad at times, but I always get flare ups in the face. Because of this, I’ve taken a liking to all natural skin care products. The lady at the Origins counter swore by this stuff from Dr. Andrew Weil. It’s a face serum that’s made specifically to combat inflammation from a blend of Hypsizygus ulmarius, Cordyceps and Reishi Mushrooms, Ginger, Turmeric and Holy Basil. It’s not cheap as it’s $66Β  for 1.7 fl. oz.

HAS ANYONE TRIED THIS? I would LOVE LOVE LOVE some feedback!